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Blessings - Thanks - and Kashi!!!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

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This week, shortly after completing my first 5K (yay!), it's back to RUN training again. I am up to the "1 Mile" Runs in my Couch To 5K Program. My energy is lower than normal, no doubt due to the 5K holiday weekend, BUT my body is still going strong.

This is a huge blessing. I look up to God and give thanks. I have always had a strong, healthy body, but now, it's getting stronger. And so in looking at the overall picture, I recognize that I have my health. I may not have a million other things, but I HAVE MY HEALTH!
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Also another blessing, I have my SparkPeople friends and family. This goes out to everyone who spurred me on, encouraged me, signed my page, chatted me up on my feed and commented on my blogs for support and advice for my first 5K this past weekend... and especially to Sharon (MBSHAZZER) who actually showed up to cheer me... THANK YOU!
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Other special thanks, for a million different reasons, include - ABSOLUTZER0, DENI_ZEN, TRIGRAMPS, JAZZYSPICE, APATRICIAP521, THEBR0KENWRITER, SCHENPOSSIBLE, TGALDA, CREATINGAMANDA, BABY_GIRL69, MSILVER94, CARLA0716, NANHBH, MEREDIE02, FITJEDI, GETFIT2LIVE, KIMMAS82, ROBYN168, FANORONHA_14, NANCYANNE55, PMFISH, RAWKNRUN, DARKCHILD, GONABFIT, FELLE442, THEASHINATOR, SAVEDBYGRACE95, SUNSHINE667, DEBBIE_C, MOCACHOC, LASHAY74 - you guys are awesome! (check out their pages!!!)
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Thank you, thank you! God is always by my side in spirit, only just a prayer away, but it's also nice to not feel by myself in the physical world. And everyone who took time for messages, etc (of which are too numerous to count), you are wonderful!

I hope to be as good a friend to you as you all have been to me.

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And so my little "present" of thanks is to remind everyone that Kashi is giving out free snacks!!!

www.kashi.com/snackdrive

Go to the site, sign up and they'll send you a nice sample in the mail. I've done this for two other free Kashi samples and have never been disappointed (or inundated with mailers...lol). So try it out!



I signed up for the free Ripe Strawberry Cereal Bar snack. Maybe I'll even blog about it. Hmmm... And I think the other snack offers are Chewy Granola Bar Trail Mix...



...and Original 7 Grain Crackers.


So don't forget! Get a free snack for your healthy, stealthly self! Besides, wouldn't it be nice to have something in your mail other than bills and fliers and catalogs?

Oh! And P.S. I forgot to mention that before I thought my 5K finish time was 42:35, but I got the official transcript yesterday and it was actually 42:25. Woot, woot!
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Cheers for the blessings in life... the health, the wealth, the friends and fam.. and the snacks!

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  • SIMPLE_TAILOR
    Outstanding!!! Can't wait to hear about the next run.
    3663 days ago
  • NITELITE72
    I read your blog about the 5k and it totally motivated me...so i am now officially subscribed to read whatever else you want to put down. Thank you for putting a smile on my face...and yes, God is definitely good!!
    3670 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5483846
    It's always good to count your blessings :) You're so happy, I can't help but feel happy too after reading your blog. lol. good luck with the c25k :D
    3670 days ago
  • DENI_ZEN
    Aprile, it is such a great privilege to know you! You are rapidly blossoming as a powerful runner, and I get such joy watching you. Rarely have I seen so much enthusiasm, such eagerness to become a terrific runner - and you're getting there at warp speed, too! Thank you for the Kashi goodies :) You have fantastic taste! (Kashi should sponsor you...but that's just my two cents there! :) emoticon - Sandi emoticon
    3670 days ago
  • PURPOSEPOWER95
    What a blessing you are to me. I needed some encouraging myself, God is good all the time and all the time God is good, Be blessed this weekend. I'll be checking those crackers out. emoticon emoticon Feels great to be called out as one of your friends.
    3671 days ago
  • MOCACHOC
    I am so truly honored that you consider me a friend. Thank you for recognizing those who stand with you, beside you, behind you and in front of you, to push, pull, nudge, prod, direct and encourage you on your journies in this quest for Health, fitness and lifestyle change. You deserve all that you are destined to discover as you journey on. More power to you my beautiful sister. Give it all you got because I know I will eventually.

    Peace and Love
    3671 days ago
  • APATRICIAO521
    Thanks so much for the shout out! I really appreciate it! Also, congrats on being 10 seconds faster than you originally thought! That is awesome!!!!

    Thanks for the Kashi Tip... I am logging in now! I am not one to EVER forgo a free snack!!!! haha!!! Have an awesome weekend!!!
    3671 days ago
  • ROBYN168
    What a wonderful blog!! Thank you for your mention, however I think it should be the other way around...you have motivated me to keep pushing on!!!

    Thanks for the Kashi info too! Signed up!


    3671 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6096849
    Totally loved this blog, and not even just because I got a shout out! I could feel your enthusiam thru the words you wrote that I was reading on the screen. You are getting stronger with each passing day. Your endurance is building to levels that you probably never thought you would achieve. You're an inspiration, babe! And most important, you're a runner! Whew whooo! emoticon
    3671 days ago
  • MOONANGEL23
    Thanks for the heads up on the Kashi sample...I usually get notices for these but guess I missed this one. emoticon
    3671 days ago
  • FELLE442
    Girl...thanks so much...you really brought a smile to my face.
    Thanks for the shout out... but that is what we are here to do...lift each other up and encourage one another.

    I am so proud of your accomplishment in not only finishing the 5K but clocking an amazing time. Really glad we are sparkfriends and I'll always be in your corner to remind you...that yes emoticon .


    3671 days ago
  • JUSTFOXXY
    That's what Spark friends are for!

    I was super excited about you signing up for your first 5k the day before the race. It brought back so many feelings for me. I am so proud of you. You are a model Sparker!

    Keep up the great work! emoticon
    3671 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6156797
    You are doing awesome!! Any tips for a new runner (almost in week 3 of C25K), let me know!
    3671 days ago
  • HHI0901
    Congrats lady! And thanks for the link :)
    3671 days ago
  • DARKCHILD
    Awwww! This is so sweet! Thanks and congrats on your race!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3671 days ago
  • SKINNYMISSKASEY
    Aww! That is so sweet! You are right, God is amazing for giving us the motivation and the ability to do all of this! I was sad for what I had to do (divorce) because I was disappointing God because it was NOT what I wished I'd ever do - but I was strong and he knew in my heart that I had it in me to do this weightloss journey and made it capable for me to do so. God is a great man!

    BTW - thanks for the Kashi link! I LOVE their stuff! I eat their Pumpkin Pecan bars 24/7! Their cookies are great too, and they use flax seed in them!
    3671 days ago
  • SUNSHINE667
    Awww, thank you for the plug, but seriously THANK YOU for the so many reasons as well. You are such a inspiration and your energy is felt through sparkpages! You keep me motivated and your support is priceless. I am proud of you for running in the 5k race, what an accomplishment you can add to your check off list. I enjoy Kashi and will definitely check out that site.

    Congratulations again and Keep up the good work!!!

    Anita
    3671 days ago
  • LUCKYDOGFARM
    Congrats APRILBLESS! on your first 5K! your time was great! i did my 1st one on labor day, after training for 9 weeks, and was 40:43, so i would say that you whooped me because you haven't finished the program yet?!! that is crazy. you will be one of those who finishes in 20 minutes and then runs back to get friends who are lagging!

    Stay Strong and continue to fight the Good Fight!
    3671 days ago
  • CBARRETT10
    You know we love freebies! emoticon
    Great job on the 5K!
    3671 days ago
  • PMFISH
    Thanks for letting me know! Great gift! Very proud you not only completed but in 42:25. You are so right you can not buy back your health!!! Have been trying for the last 25 years. Crazy part is until I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I thought I was in great shape. Good diet, aerobics were big back then. Was not over weight and measured 34-24-34. Boy do I miss that. Measures to save your life can wreck your body. I attribute the breast cancer to stress!!! Did not know how to handle stress. Hard lesson in life for me to learn.

    So proud of you! Keep up the good work.

    Pat
    3671 days ago
  • THEASHINATOR
    Thanks for the shout-out! AND for the heads up about free Kashi bars... I ordered the strawberry bar too. I've been trying some of their products lately and think they're pretty good so I'm excited to give this one a whirl.

    Have a great day and talk to ya soon!
    3671 days ago
  • TRIGRAMPS
    SWEET, I love Kashi bars!
    3671 days ago
  • DEBBIE_C
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    3671 days ago
  • NANCYANNE55
    Very nice! You can thank us all you want, but YOU are the one who has actually done the work. So give yourself a pat on the back!
    3671 days ago
  • CARLA0716
    That's what this site is about my dear! If you need anything, we're all here, especially the MIH. DUM DE DUM DUM!!! emoticon

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    Carla
    3671 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/9/2010 4:56:34 PM
  • CIERAPOET
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    Great Blog. Thanks for the link. You are a blessing and God is truly with you. Keep depending on His Help because He Loves you that much. You are doing a great job and I give you props!
    Blessings to you daily!
    Deb
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    3671 days ago
  • RAWKNRUN
    Oh my gosh you are so sweet! THANK YOU!!!
    3671 days ago
  • LASHAY74
    You are so welcome! again congrats!

    I went to the site.....signed up for my free bar! LOL
    3671 days ago
  • ALLNEWME2011
    You are such a awesome woman....I know that when I see other people doing things it really helps me to feel like I can do it too
    3671 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7632332
    I love Kashi products---ripe strawberry! yum! I'm going to sign up right now!
    Mary
    3671 days ago
  • COCACOLACUTIE
    Good job on your first 5K! Thanks for the Kashi link. I ordered the strawberry cereal bar too! emoticon
    3671 days ago
  • NANHBH
    Awww, shucks, April, that's so sweet of you! We're just happy to have you on the team! You are truly a blessing to us!

    Thanks for the free snack, too! I swapped out ice cream and got the ripe strawberry bar, too!

    Be well,
    Nancy
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    3671 days ago
  • GETFIT2LIVE
    You ROCK! Thanks so much for the mention and for the Kashi freebie (LOVE Kashi!), I picked the trawberry cereal bar as well! Awesome time on your first 5K--faster than me, though it doesn't take much for that, LOL! Keep running and keep enjoying your good health; the running just gets better and better.

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    3671 days ago
  • MSILVER94
    emoticon emoticon emoticon and congrats on your 5k!!! Great job!
    3672 days ago
  • BABY_GIRL69
    Thanks for the blog, blast & better snack options! You are the best Girl! I am so psyched about your energy level! I didn't feel like it this morning so I did a few weight exercises & walking but I didn't feel like my cardio. Tonight is on like popcorn!

    You are truly an inspiration to us all here!

    God bless & enjoy Thursday!

    Dee
    3672 days ago
  • MBSHAZZER
    Thanks for the Kashi freebie link!! Love Kashi!

    Glad you are recovering from the 5k and are back on the road! Once again, it was awesome to meet you! And you are 100% correct... without our health, we have nothing, so enjoy yours!
    3672 days ago
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